An inspid comedy about Daddy and Daddy's little girl. It's an irksome, one-dimensional sitcom with smut.
Dave KehrChicago Tribune
The coarse material, from a screenplay by Seth Winston and Michael J. Nathanson, is roughed up even more by Dragoti's abrasive exaggeration, both of performance (there's a terrifying sequence in which Hicks finally gets her long dreamed-of engagement ring and goes into a frenzy of triumph and delight) and of visual style (visits to the office of sinister shrink Wallace Shawn are filmed in weird expressionist off-angles). [14 Apr 1989, p.D]
Juan Carlos CotoMiami Herald
She's Out of Control is too insipid to take. [15 Apr 1989, p.E5]
Dragoti's dire, dishonest, seldom humorous social comedy has all the nauseating hallmarks of a big-budget sitcom. Can't wait for the John Waters remake.